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Visa & Passport Information

Before You Fly visas and vaccinations

Travel Visas

The ever-changing nature of travel visas can be time consuming to research and complex to navigate. To help take the hassle and guesswork out of visas, Flight Centre now offers a full suite of visa services through our partner CIBT.

Whether you are considering applying in person, online or by post, CIBT's trained specialists can assist you in obtaining travel visas to over 200 countries and electronic visas like an Australian ETA or US ESTA.


Let Us Help With Your Visa

Use the handy tool on the right to guide you in finding the visa you need for your destination. If you'd rather speak to a dedicated visa Expert, or need help with your passport, please call 0207 593 6165 today. 


United States' ESTA Information

When visiting the USA, you can no longer apply for your ESTA on the day of travel. As such, we recommend that you complete your ESTA application no less than 72 hours before departure, and ensure you carry the relevant documents of proof with you during travel.


New Zealand ETA & IVL Information 

From 1st October 2019, British Citizens travelling to New Zealand will require an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), priced at NZ$9 when bought via the mobile app or NZ$12 when purchased online. This will need to be obtained in advance of your departure. ETAs for forthcoming trips can be applied for from 1st July 2019 and will be valid for two years. 

Visitors to New Zealand travelling for business or leisure will also be required to pay an International Visitor Conservation Tourism Levy (IVL). This costs NZ$35 and is paid for and arranged at the same time as your ETA. For more advice or information, chat to your Flight Centre Travel Consultant.


Travelling to Europe

As you may already be aware, current political debates in regards to Brexit could mean that requirements for travel may change for British passport holders. Therefore, please monitor any changes with respect to entry requirements and passport validity. Please be aware that six months' validity may be required on your passport. If you are hiring a car, you may need an International Driver’s Permit. If you have any specific queries, please speak to your friendly Travel Expert, or a member of our Travel Concierge team, for more information.


Passports & Documentation 

You will need your passport when leaving and re-entering the UK, as well as to gain entry to your destination. It also serves as a de facto form of identification when buying currency and some countries require you to carry it at all times as identification.



It is important that your passport is not damaged and has sufficient pages for any required visas and/or entry stamps gained en route. Certain countries require that visitor's passports be valid for a set period beyond their intended length of stay. We suggest that your passport be valid for a minimum of six months beyond your return date back to the UK, regardless of your destination.


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